The Tandem Teaching Earth Fair photos have arrived! Those who attended the Earth Day extravaganza in San Diego with us will remember the pure delight and joy bursting from our booth. We will be sharing pics and our reflections on the event this week. One of our stations including the magical and mysterious gelatin recipe from Bev Bos (the brilliant Director at the Roseville Community Preschool and author of Don’t Move the Muffin Tins: A Hands Off Guide to Art for the Young Child).
Bev Bos’ Knox Gelatin Recipe:
1 box Knox Gelatin (all 32 packages)
18 cups water
Sprinkle gelatin in warm water to soften. Mix ingredients together and heat until dissolved. Pour into good sized mixing bowl, mold, pan etc.
Let stand until firm.
Color can be added to mixture while still liquid. However, it is much better to allow the kids to add the color once the gelatin is firm. (Try adding color with eye droppers or pipettes with food color. Push the pipettes down into the gelatin to release the color) Once the hardened gelatin has been broken down into small pieces, it can be reheated and remolded again in the containers.
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